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Do I need to take a foreign language for all four years of high school?

Hey everyone, I'm a junior and I've taken a foreign language for three years. I was considering dropping it next year to take another class I'm more interested in. Will this hurt my college applications? Thanks for any advice!

9 months ago

Hey there! It's great to hear that you've already taken three years of a foreign language. While four years of a foreign language is often recommended, it's not necessarily required by all colleges. It really depends on the specific schools you're interested in applying to and their admission requirements.

That being said, if you have a strong interest in another class, it's important to pursue your passions. Colleges like to see students who are well-rounded and have explored various subjects. For example, my own child decided to take an extra science course instead of a fourth year of foreign language, and it didn't seem to hurt their college application.

In the end, it's all about balance. If you feel confident in your foreign language skills after three years and want to explore other interests, that's perfectly fine. Just be sure to check the requirements of the colleges you're applying to. Good luck with your decision and your college applications!

9 months ago

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